CCCC and UMass-Lowell Sign Engineering Transfer Agreement, Saving Students Thousands
January 4, 2019
Cape Cod Community College and University of Massachusetts-Lowell James B. Francis College of Engineering have signed an articulation agreement that will provide guaranteed admissions and tuition remission to CCCC students who transfer into the UMass-Lowell’s Civil & Environmental, Mechanical, or Electrical & Computer Science Engineering departments. Any CCCC student who earns an Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing with at least a 2.5 grade point average will be eligible to transfer via this new partnership.
“This is a landmark agreement that will have a huge impact on the students and future students of Cape Cod Community College,” said John L. Cox, President of CCCC. “With a new Science and Technology building coming to our campus in 2022, and the growing need for well-educated engineers in our region, this partnership comes at a perfect time. We’re grateful to UMass-Lowell for making this commitment to the students of our college.”
By starting at CCCC and first earning their Associate’s degree before transferring to UMass-Lowell, students can save more than $40,000 in tuition and room and board costs. While at CCCC, students complete their general education requirements and the foundational engineering courses. After transferring, they have the opportunity to enter one of one of UMass-Lowell’s focus areas in either civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering.
“We know that the largest barrier for those looking into higher education is often cost,” said Fredrick Bsharah, CCCC Engineering Sciences and Applied Technology program coordinator and Associate Professor of Engineering. “This agreement will save future students tens-of-thousands of dollars while still allowing them to get the education they’ll need to move into engineering careers. Our students already have the talent to succeed, now they’ll have a pathway to help them more seamlessly earn their Bachelor’s after they graduate.”
Last year, Cape Cod Community College had more than 120 students pursing engineering degrees or certificates.
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